QATSICPP Submission in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

We welcome working with the Queensland Government and our respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and experts on youth justice and child wellbeing to achieve youth justice responses that address underlying causes of offending and embed evidence-based, trauma-aware, and culturally informed responses.  Our submission highlights our concerns with the current legislation that includes:  that it results in increasing punitive responses to the impact of poverty and intergenerational trauma  the lack…